Kraton Performance Polymers Inc is a specialty chemicals company that manufactures SBCs and other engineered polymers. SBCs are engineered synthetic elastomers. The Company sell its products through a number of channels including a direct sales force, marketing representatives and distributors. Its competitors are Asahi Chemical, Chi Mei, Dynasol, Kuraray, Korea Kumho, LCY, LG Chemical, Sinopec, TSRC, Versalis, Sibur Voronezh, Zeon Corporation, Ingevity, Harima Lawter, Inc., Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Respol Group, ExxonMobil Corp., Eastman Chemical Company, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, BASF SE, Cargill, Inc., Energy Oleo Chemicals LLC, KLK Oleo, Oleon NV and Vantage Oleon Chemicals. The Company's operations in the United States and abroad are subject to an environmental laws and regulations at the international, national, state and local levels.